Patrizia Hongisto, After her time in Lebanon as Dean of Business Administration, Middle East University, Beirut, Lebanon Patrizia Hongisto is back in Helsinki at Aalto University, School of Business, Department of Marketing. In addition to research, she has been engaged in regional economic development as a practitioner for the Economic Development Agency of the second largest economic region of Finland. There she has had a central role in developing and implementing business and innovation strategies for the city and surrounding rural islands. Patrizia Hongisto focuses on networked collaboration that involves public and private entities, small businesses, and citizen communities. Her experience rests on experimentation in ‘Living Lab’ practices as instruments for local communities to participate in and benefit from the global economy.